Oscar Preview and the Big Films of 2010

by Benjamin Domenech on 11:29 am February 10, 2010

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So if you want to know who’s going to win an Oscar — whether you just love film, or if like me you’re a gambling addict trying to recover from betting the Over on the Super Bowl with desperate prop bets on stars of the screen — you should always turn to an expert. Cole Abaius of Film School Rejects is not just an expert, but a DOCTOR and an expert. He tells us what’s going to happen, and what films he’s excited about for 2010, in our latest podcast, brought to you by The New Ledger’s EDGE.

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You can subscribe to our podcast by following the links above. We hope you enjoy the show. Here’s a list of the Oscar nominees for 2010, since we discuss them at length:

Best motion picture of the year

* Avatar
* The Blind Side
* District 9
* An Education
* The Hurt Locker
* Inglourious Basterds
* Precious
* A Serious Man
* Up
* Up In the Air

Performance by an actress in a leading role

* Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side)
* Helen Mirren (The Last Station)
* Carey Mulligan (An Education)
* Gabourey Sidibe (Precious)
* Meryl Streep (Julie and Julia)

Performance by an actor in a leading role

* Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart)
* George Clooney (Up In the Air)
* Colin Firth (A Single Man)
* Morgan Freeman (Invictus)
* Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker)

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

* Matt Damon (Invictus)
* Woody Harrellson (The Messenger)
* Christopher Plummer (The Last Station)
* Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones)
* Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

* Penelope Cruz (Nine)
* Vera Farmiga (Up In the Air)
* Maggie Gyllenhaal (Crazy Heart)
* Anna Kendrick (Up In the Air)
* Mo’Nique (Precious)

Best animated feature film of the year

* Coraline
* Fantastic Mr. Fox
* The Princess and the Frog
* The Secret of Kells
* Up

Achievement in directing

* James Cameron (Avatar)
* Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker)
* Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds)
* Lee Daniels (Precious)
* Jason Reitman (Up In the Air)

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